The Royal Children’s Hospital Renal Genetics Clinic
Ms Ella Wilkins is a genetic counsellor with a special interest in genetic kidney disease. She completed a Master of Genetic Counselling in 2013, having previously worked as a laboratory scientist in the area of human genetics. Ella is employed by Victorian Clinical Genetics Services and has coordinated The Royal Children’s Hospital Renal Genetics Clinic since its inception in 2016. Her research focuses on patient and family experiences of genetic testing and genetic counselling to inform clinical practice and support the provision of patient- and family-centred care. She is a member of KidGen (www.kidgen.org.au) and is passionate about empowering patients and families with genetic kidney disease. Ella also provides genetic counselling in general paediatric and adult genetics clinics in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.